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HLT45021

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Achieve valuable skills and experience in dental assisting, specialising in radiography that will prepare you for a long-lasting and rewarding career in the dental health industry.

Advance your skills in oral healthcare with a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

If you have excellent organisational and interpersonal skills with an interest in helping people, a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) opens an array of employment opportunities in healthcare work.

This nationally recognised qualification provides the knowledge, skills and experience required to provide an advanced level of assistance to dental practitioners in a clinical environment.

The HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) is recommended for those interested in progressing their skillset past a Certificate III in Dental Assisting. You’ll also complete various units that take you through a series of dental assistant duties such as how to sterilise equipment, interpret and apply medical terminology, practise correct work health and safety and take clinical photographs.

The dental radiography component in the Certificate IV equips you to assist with dental radiography on successful completion of your study. Now is the perfect time to equip yourself with qualifications that will prepare you for a prosperous career pathway.  

To enrol in the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography), students are required to have completed a Certificate III in Dental Assisting or equivalent. This nationally recognised qualification will have you ready to enter the workforce in just one year’s time from commencing study.

The HLT45021 Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) is a Nationally Recognised course.

Course Outcomes

Graduates of a Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) can expect a choice of employment opportunities to come their way. You’ll learn how to prep patients and assist dental workers in providing various treatments to the mouth, gums and teeth. There are many pathways you can take with a dental assistant radiography course.

Dental Assistant

Dental Assistant

Dental assistants will assist dentists, hygienists and therapists with a mixture of dental procedures. Their responsibilities include but are not limited to prepping for procedures and cleaning up afterwards, assisting through the duration of the treatments (such as passing instruments and operating the suction apparatus), developing X-rays and carrying out general administrative duties.

Dental Therapy Assistant

Dental Therapy Assistant

As a registered healthcare professional, a dental therapy assistant specialises in the oral care of children and teenagers. Their main role is to provide help prepping young patients for examinations and treatments to improve productivity in the workplace. Dental therapy assistants focus on patient care and ensuring patients feel comfortable and receive all the necessary information regarding their examination or procedure.

Dental Sterilisation Nurse

Dental Sterilisation Nurse

Dental sterilisation nurses play a pivotal role in the dental practice. They are responsible for cleaning the instruments used in procedures, keeping the environment clean and adhering to strict infection control guidelines. The proper sterilisation of equipment is an essential part of dentistry and it’s the dental sterilisation nurse’s job to ensure they provide their patients with the highest quality dental care.

Course snapshot
Qualification

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Delivery structure

Theoretical Elements: 

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform. 

Duration

Up to 12 months

Study load
  • 8 course units to complete.
  • Submit 1 course unit every 6 weeks to graduate in 12 months.
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Delivery Structure

Studying the Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography) with Foundation Education is flexible and can be tailored to suit your needs.

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1. Theoretical

Study the theoretical elements of this course, anywhere and anytime through our online learning platform.

Components

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8 course units to complete.
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Completed online, at your own pace.

Resources Required

For the online part of the course, you’ll need regular access to:

Computer: Laptop or desktop computer with working speakers or headphone points.

Internet: High-speed internet such as Broadband or ADSL, T1/T2, fibre optic (Dial-up access is not recommended).

Windows: Operating system – Windows 8 or above.

MAC: Operating system - OS X 10.14 Mojave or later.

Internet Browser: Google Chrome, or Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.

Software: Flash, Adobe Reader, Microsoft Word (or Open Office which is free to download).

Office Equipment:  Printer and scanner to print and upload some of your assessments.

Mobile Phone with video capability or Video Camera: Some assessments in your course may require you to take and submit videos of you undertaking tasks for assessment.

Units

Achieve your qualification by completing the following units of competency:

Certificate IV in Dental Assisting (Dental Radiography)

Cost & Payment

You can pay for your course upfront via VISA/MasterCard or a bank deposit. Alternatively, we offer instalment plans that can be paid over several weeks or fortnights.

Your course fee includes

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Delivery and assessment of your qualification

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Study materials (including all resources)

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Ongoing support from our Education Team

We offer two payment methods

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Full fee upfront

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Instalment plans

For more information about the course costs, please call us on 1300 616 197.

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